Monday, December 17, 2012

Punny One, EA.

This costume is called "OriGen." OriGen...Origin. Yep. I like how the symbol is an altered version of the logo too. And no, I didn't make him look sad on purpose. :P

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Gifts May Contain Bacon

What a funny little Easter egg. Some sim must really love deep frying some of that good old bacon!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Fake It Till You Make It?



Is probably what went through poor Winona's mind as she lost her voice. Has this glitch with Showtime always been there? 

Oh, on the subject of singers I had my alien Phoebe try a karaoke machine and she suddenly sounded like a normal sim, just like what happens with SimBots.

As of this post, December 2012 is officially the month with the most entries so far. WOO! The world better not end next week dang it, I'm on a roll here.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Sims Meets Comic Books

Something I edited in Photoshop a while back. What do you think? Reminds me of Telltale's Walking Dead game.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Friday, December 7, 2012

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Quit Horsing Around!

...Well, this isn't good! Not sure if this glitch was introduced with Seasons, but this is the first time I've seen it. The horses couldn't get out of the pool area no matter how much they tried. In the end I used Twallan's Mastercontroller to reset them.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Jonathan's New Child

Her name is Phoebe. Next time I play she'll age into a teenager and should be able to fully tap into her alien powers. Love her tinny-sounding voice!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Want a Plumbob Umbrella?

Want a totally styling umbrella that will make other sims turn their heads in fascination?

Well, look no further than the Plumbob Pride Umbrella!

Show your pride in those diamond shapes during those rain storms that suddenly started out of nowhere after 3 years of eternal sunshine and look good doing it! Download it from the exchange today, no custom content included!


Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Seasons Is Here...

...And it's glorious.

Been a week since it released and it still feels surreal that we actually have it. The Sims 3 feels pretty complete now and that Sims charm is back in full force. I feel more compelled to have my sims socialize instead of just focusing on skilling and levelling up their careers. My SSX characters can finally snowboard even if it's still restricted to a halfpipe like in The Sims Vacation. I already had a feeling when Seasons first popped up on that survey that it would be the best expansion pack and I was right. It's unquestionably the most complete one of the bunch too. Also, I installed Supernatural at the same time. So much to explore. Overwhelming, but in a good way!

Have some screenshot spam! More after the page break!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Freeze To Death Ghost + Clouds!

The Japanese Dining set review is on hold to see if it will work out in a different sort of format.

Have a couple more videos in the meantime!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

MOAR Food!

It's almost time for another review to go up...

Here's a little sneak peek!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Time for a Swim!

I love how so many features got added just through this new patch alone, without even having to get Seasons. My favourite thing so far is definitely the ability to swim in oceans/lakes/rivers. My only gripe is that non-active sims don't seem to join in on the fun, but I saw someone posted a picture of several sims swimming near Sunset Valley's beach. Kind of strange but I bet sims will swarm to the ocean during the summer with Seasons installed. Hopefully more interactions can be done between sims in the water in the future too, so far there's only the splash from the base game.

Anyway, here's some footage of my sims swimming in Great Bear by Johnnywr!
If I get the time I may post videos of sims swimming in other worlds. Hopefully I can get a review for the new Japanese Inspired Dining set this weekend, it's already bought and ready to download.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Gameplay Gallery (Oct 2, 2012)

Just some pictures from my last few gaming sessions.

Yes, indeed that was a vampire riding a unicorn.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

The Sims 3 Store: Mid-Century Modern Dining and Style Set

Didn't see that one coming! The Mid-Century theme gets yet another expansion and this time it's for both the dining room and Create A Sim. Luckily there was a house in Storybrook County that was perfect for fitting in pretty much all the Mid-Century furniture without any rebuilding. Mid-Century is nearly a complete package, now all we need are furniture for children and toddlers. No premium content this time, but we got 4 (arguably 6) of those in the past month. We're pretty spoiled!

The set is 30 items and is currently on sale for 975 SimPoints. After October 4, the price will be raised to 1,100 SimPoints. $9.00 for 30 items is a pretty darn good deal, can't complain.

Keep in mind for the furniture that I attempt to display it all in a practical way, in an actual game setting rather than going for the showroom style other websites use. I've also used items from the other Mid-Century furniture sets to show off how well they go together, but I note above each screenshot what items are actually new. Without further delay, onto the pictures!

Create A Sim


YA/Adult Female:

Teen Female:

Female Child:

YA/Adult Male:


Female (Teen to Elder):

Male (Teen to Elder)


New chair, 1 table, 2 plants, 1 shelf, 1 ceiling light, 1 non-edible cake plate:

New coffee machine, 1 shelf, 1 wall light.

One cute hanging apron :)
The Good:

-Proves a Store set doesn't need a truckload of items or premium to be good
-The price is great (not even in the quadruple digits!)
-Must-have for owners of the other Mid-Century sets
-The hairstyles (personal picks: Beehive Ponytail and Mini-'Fro, Daddy-O)
-Teens and kids aren't completely neglected!

The Bad:
-Male kids and teens get no clothes. Elders completely miss out.
-What do you mean I can't eat that cake?!

The Kind of Ugly:
-A Little Bit Fishy (Teen) only has one of the stencils whereas the adult version has 3 plus a non-stencil. Why is that? 

However...using the Remove stencils mod, you can at least remove the stencil:

Final Score: 8.5/10. Recommended.

What's kind of funny is how in the Store description they remind us of when dinner time used to be family time. Yet in The Sims 3, sims never eat together. They all eat as soon as they sit down and leave as soon as they're finished. There's no guarantee they will even sit at the same table. If someone from The Sims Studio happens to be reading this, please make actual family dinner times happen!

On another note, recently I reinstalled my game on a Windows 7 64-bit Boot Camp partition and the game runs so much better. Not one crash! I'm playing the game much more, meaning I can share a lot more stuff with you guys! Woo!